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Speakers

Our speakers come from over 30 years of experience in the mental health and wellness field. They are gifted communicators whose passion is to present inspiring information to those seeking to create better lives. After hearing their messages, you can’t help but think differently about your life, your relationships and what you are capable of achieving.

Ron Gladis

Ron Gladis, Executive DirectorRon Gladis considers himself a recovering electrical engineer. A true Renaissance man, Ron has also been an artist, teacher, photographer, film director, author, caregiver and speaker. Throw in his current positions as Executive Director of a Psychotherapy Center and President of a Foundation giving free programs to underserved communities, and you get the picture. A wealth of experience. Oh, and yes, he is currently learning to speak Italian.

Growing up in a blue-collar community, Ron brings his street smarts combined with a natural and openhearted personality to naturally engage his audience. He is a dynamic presenter who enlightens his audience with humor, insight, compassion and warmth.

One of Ron’s strengths as a facilitator is his ability to couple his subject matter expertise with his personal openness and approachability. He engages his audience with stories that demonstrate the applicability of the subject matter in his own life and the possibilities in yours.

Topics:

  • Your Life is Your Kingdom — The kingdom that we speak of here is simply a metaphor for your life, our lives. The Kingdom in that sense is a way of looking at your life; organizing, deconstructing, reconstructing, prioritizing so that you can go forward with simplicity and ease and with less distractions, less heartbreak and less swallowing of other people’s ideas, values and concepts that you should not have eaten in the first place.
  • The Importance of Arriving Already Loved — What does it mean to love yourself and what are the benefits of doing so? How can you possibly be the first one there to pick yourself up emotionally, spiritually or physically when you fall, as we all do at times? In this enlightening talk, Ron will give you keys to your most powerful gift; the ability to access internal self love and acceptance.

Dori Middleman, MD

Dori Middleman, M.D.Dori is currently not available for speaking engagements due to COVID-19 considerations.

Dr. Dori Middleman is an extraordinary person. After having pituitary surgery, removal of a pituitary tumor through the nose with the operative microscope, which failed, and two gamma knife surgeries, concentrated radiation to the pituitary, as follow ups, she developed Cushing’s Disease, a hormonal disorder with possible life-threatening symptoms. Dori has not let her experiences change the way she lives her life. Through it all, she continued to teach, work, and be a mom to her two children and a wife. All with humor and grace.

As a speaker, Dori makes complex health issues easily understandable, interesting and very funny. She has written How To Have Fun With A Pituitary Tumor about her experiences with this disease, and has appeared on numerous talk shows and chat rooms. Her great strength is her ability to communicate both the clinical and emotional issues of a life-threatening disease with a warm personal style.

Dori is also the Founder and Director of the Center For a Healthy World (CHW), a volunteer-driven psychotherapy, training, and service cooperative. The center’s philosophy is inspired by what she calls “a concept of giving.” Its mission is two-fold: To offer clients free, high-quality care, and the gratification of giving service to others through volunteer work.

In her motivational speeches, she talks about ‘giving back’ through service. “I come from a family that is very service oriented, interested in their community, and in helping people. I do that in my work for money, but I wanted to facilitate helping people without dealing with the insurance companies,” says Middleman.

Dori Middleman, M.D. is a Psychopharmacologist and a Certified Gestalt Psychotherapist in private practice seeing adults, children, and families in the Philadelphia area. She also co-leads workshops and training at the Pennsylvania Gestalt Center and is Founder and Director of the Center for a Healthy World, a volunteer-driven psychotherapy and training cooperative.


Mark Putnam, MD

Mark Putnam, M.D.Mark is currently not available for speaking engagements due to COVID-19 considerations.

Mark Putnam’s career has been interesting and varied. Mark has been a contractor, ski instructor, and chimney sweep, before turning to his life’s dream of becoming a doctor. Father of two children, Mark’s genuine and authentic approach makes every presentation a starting point for personal and professional growth. A gifted and highly entertaining speaker, Mark’s speeches covers a broad range of elevating topics and his messages are always personal, highly interactive and entertaining for both large and small audiences.

Mark’s accomplished career combines years of clinical, managerial and business experience. He is an inspiring example of reaching life’s goals with dedication and fortitude.

Mark Putnam is also a psychotherapist, life-skills teacher, Gestalt trainer and part-time coach. As a motivator, his heart lies in expanding people’s capacity for relationships and for love in their lives.

Mark Putnam, M.D., co-leads workshops and training at the Center, is Medical Director at The Berkshire Pavilion in Reading, PA, and is a board-certified psychiatrist in private practice seeing children, adolescents, and adults.

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